Saline teenager faces trial for armed robbery
One of the Saline teenagers accused of armed robbery during a July drug deal will stand trial after her case was sent to Washtenaw County Trial Court Tuesday, according to court records.
Emily Beach, 16, is charged with two counts of armed robbery related to a July 27 incident when police said Beach set up a drug deal with another teenager she knew in Saline. Police say Beach called the drug dealer, who was then robbed at gunpoint by four men while his girlfriend watched.
Beach will have a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz, according to court records. She is free after posting 10 percent of her $10,000 bond in September.
James Brewer, 16, is the other teenager charged in the case. Brewer was allegedly among the four men who robbed the drug dealer, taking an ounce of marijuana, according to police. Brewer is charged with two counts of armed robbery and one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to police, Beach called a drug dealer she knew and, when the dealer went outside with his girlfriend, Brewer and three other men jumped the man. One person pointed a gun at the drug dealer and hit him with it before leaving the scene.
There are no plans to charge the drug dealer at this time, according to police.
If convicted of the armed robbery charges, both Beach and Brewer face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Both of the teenagers have been charged as adults.